Large differences in ancillary housing costs in Germany

Released on 21. 09 . 2021

  • Houses in a new housing estate in Regensburg. Photo: Armin Weigel

Already heard?

You can now have your messages read out to you. Simply click on the play symbol in any article or add the article to your personal playlist using the plus symbol and listen to it later.

Listen to the article:

The annual ancillary housing costs in Germany differ greatly from city to city. While a tenant in Regensburg pays on average 120 euros, in Leverkusen almost double the amount is charged.

Berlin (dpa) – According to a new study, the fees for sewage, garbage and the amount of property tax vary greatly between the individual municipalities in Germany.

These annual ancillary living costs for a model household in the Bavarian city of Regensburg are on average around 915 euros, as a comparison by the research company IW Consult for the owners’ association Haus und Grund showed. In Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia, the same model household paid 2046 euros more than twice as much.

The calculation was based on a symbolic stand-alone model house with 120 square meters of living space and four residents – a common comparative figure, but in large cities it does not always correspond to the average household type.

You might also be interested in

Related Articles

Back to top button